TRACE32® already supports ARMv8 architecture

Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, (PresseBox) - The TRACE32® debuggers from Lauterbach, the manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, now supports the ARMv8 architecture.

The ARMv8 architecture is the first ARM architecture that includes 64-bit execution, allowing processors to combine 64-bit execution with 32-bit execution. One of the key focuses in developing this version of the ARM instruction set was to bring the energy-efficient heritage of ARM processor technology to 64-bit computing and to make a larger virtual address space available. The ARMv8 architecture introduces a new concept regarding exceptions and the handling of those.

The ARMv8 Embedded Trace MacrocellTM (ETMv4) provides non-intrusive program-flow trace and data trace capabilities for any of the ARMv8 architecture-based processors for full visibility into the processor's instruction flow and enables profiling analysis.

The TRACE32® tools further support the CoreSightTM technology for the ARMv8 architecture.

It extends the debug and trace capability to cover the entire system-on-chip including multiple ARM processors and DSPs. Switching between 64-bit and 32-bit execution mode is smoothly handled by TRACE32 to provide reliable debug support for complex applications.

TRACE32 offers full OS-aware support for all popular operating systems running on asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) or symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems.

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